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Muldoon Manny’s Official Music Video for “9 Screens”
Prod. By Kouley Beats.

Directed by Vas for illaska.com

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Muldoon Manny’s album Directors Chair available on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-directors-chair/id824254979

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Quick Intro: My name is Emmanuel “Muldoon Manny” Webster. I’m a rapper from East Anchorage, AK (Muldoon to be exact.)

Q. Where did you grow up, and what kind of music were you listening to then?

A. I was born on a military base in California, but moved to Anchorage before I turned 1. I remember my mom having Tupac tapes, and Marky Mark and the funky bunch lol.

Q. At what age did you decide to start getting involved in music?

A. I still remember the first rap I ever wrote down! After cleaning my room I wrote “my room is so nice, my room is so nice, you can’t get it in a package!” I had to have been about 8 or 9.

Q. Is there a difference between hip-hop and rap?

A. People kill me with the real hip- hop shit. I guess Nas is hip-hop but Young Jeezy is rap? To me hip-hop is a culture. A culture in which ruled my generation! So to answer the question yea there is a difference, rapping is what you do on the mic. Hip-hop is a lifestyle.

Q. How often do you perform and what do you enjoy about doing live shows?

A. Last year, in 2013, I probably performed 50+ times. The best part is being able to interact with your fans. The energy that the crowd gives me as an artist is priceless.

Q. Your dream collaboration?

A. Pac if he were alive. But living I’d have to say Drake

Q. What artist or bands are on your playlist right now?

A. Muldoon Manny, Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates, Ish, Thugga, Zaya, Byrd Game, Lauryn Hill, Drake, Jhene Aiko….

Q. Your top 5 rappers of all time?

A. 2pac, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Eminem, Pimp C #UGK4Life hahaha

Q. How would you best describe your style of hip hop?

A. Street Poetry

Q. Any new projects in the works?

A. The Xanax Files August 5th

Q. How do you see the local rap scene right now in Alaska? And your thoughts on making it better.

A. I think it’s growing! Quality over quantity as far as making things better.

Q. Is there any advice you wish you had gotten when you first got into the music business?

A. Yea !!! This is a business treat it as such.

Q. Where can we find you online?

A. MuldoonManny.com

Q. Any shout outs?

A. SquAAAAd!!!!!

You can find Muldoon Manny’s latest album The Director’s Chair on iTunes.

Follow Muldoon Manny online:

muldoonmanny.com

Twitter @muldoonmanny907

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muldoon-Manny/277494672285725

Instagram @muldoonmanny907

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySJS6Hplnkqx5wqp-ukMlQ

 

 

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I Love The Way Official Music Video


We sit down and get the low with Anchorage rapper/producer (by way of Texas and New Mexico) Kevin Bullock aka Elan Brio.

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What is your connection to Alaska?

Military, College, Music, and family. It’s weird I been to Alaska for four separate reasons now. I never thought I would come back , but life is funny like that I guess.  Alaska and I have a connection. Lol its cool, I like it here it’s good place to make a life for yourself.

Where did you grow up, and what kind of music were you listening to then?

I grew up in two states. Amarillo, TX and Albuquerque, NM. I grew up listening to Ghetto Boys , Wu tang Clan, Nas, Jay -Z and Kirk Franklin.

What city are you currently residing in right now and how is the hip hop scene there?

Anchorage , AK. The hip hop scene seems to be pretty decent. Still new to it but it’s better than most cities I have seen.

At what age did you decide to start getting involved in music?

I started late at age 26. I was influenced by my homie who use to rap. I would just go over and hang with them and I just tried it, and I fell in love with Hip Hop even more. After that I started to grow rapidly. I bought a beat making program then I progressed into beats. I felt I could always hear beats in my head so I tried that too. I wanted to have my own signature sound like the rappers I admired so much.

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Do you produce most of your tracks?

Yes I do. And sometimes I buy beats. It just depends on what I want to accomplish with the track.

What is your first love, producing or rapping?

Hard to say, I can honestly say I love both especially since I learned them both together. It was crazy I was able to express myself through both beats and my lyrics and it sounded unique. That was the goal.

How did you come up with your stage name?

I came up with my stage name Elan Brio because my wife suggested it. Elan- means zeal, vigor and full of energy in Hebrew. Brio – means the same thing. So we merged the names together. It was a perfect fit, it totally describes me, my music, and stage presence.

Is there a difference between hip-hop and rap?

I say yes Hip Hop music is self expressive and culture defining of the original hop hop culture. It is not main stream sounding for example early Kenderick Lamar, or underground guys like Phonetic, Theory Hazit and myself.

Rap is more mainstream for example stuff like TI, Trap music, Rick Ross . Hip hop has a element of reality based music. Rap has more glamor and glitz it is over played and all sounds the same in a way. It’s popular so people recycle that style but it’s not unique or different like hip hop in my opinion. The difference to me is Hip hop is more heart felt and meaningful. Rap is commercial and watered down.

How often do you perform and what do you enjoy about doing live shows?

I perform whenever a good opportunity comes along.. lol since I been in Ak for the last 6 months I’ve done about 7 shows. . So about a show a month on average. . I love the live show because the energy and connection you can get from the crowd. I also like to bring out my live drummer and DJ it’s gives the performance I beautiful blend that adds to the energy

Your dream collaboration?

My Dream collaboration would be to work with a legend in the game maybe rapping over a RZA beat and having a Jay-z or Nas rapping over one of my soul sample beats. I also would love to work with 9th Wonder and Illmind on a production side

What artist or bands are on your playlist right now?

Honestly I don’t listen to alot of music. But when I do I bump different stuff other that rap. . I love different styles it helps me understand song writing. I been on Florence and The Machines and Willie Hutch pretty hard lately..

Your top 5 rappers of all time?

Jay-Z
Nas
Biggie
Eminem
Redman

How would you best describe your style of hip hop?

I would best describe my music as Hip Hop you don’t gotta be afraid of. It’s about life, love, and realities through my perspective. It has a good heartfelt and soulful sound that is you can relate to.


Live From The Tape Deck Promo

Any new projects in the works?

Yes I’m currently working on a project called “Live From The Tape Deck” Dropping mid to late June.

Is there any advice you wish you had gotten when you first got into the music business?

Yes. Get a good team behind you and spend money on promotion it takes money to make money. I’m still trying to figure it all out myself but those are key to success in hitting your target audience.

How do you see the local rap scene right now in Alaska? And your thoughts on making it better.

I see it as a good place but there is a lack of local listener support. There are local fans but we need to create more venues and draw more support. I believe it starts with quality music and gaining the respect of the fans no matter where you are. I believe the more diverse the scene is with different styles of rap then support will grow. I just hate hearing people talk bad about the scene. Most comments are negative and I think we gotta change that reality. So I hope I can do my part.

Where can we find you online?

Facebook Band page wwww.facebook.com/elanbriomusic
Instagram @elanbrio7
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ElanBrio777
Twitter: @elanbrio7
itunes, amazon, Google play store
Bandcamp and soundcloud.com/elanbrio

Any shout outs?

Shout out to my family and all the new and old Elan Brio fans. Thanks for the support.


Interested in a Q&A session? Email: contact@illaska.com

 

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Straight out of Dallas, Texas, Babii O is Alaska’s newest edition to the local hip hop scene. Known for her smooth, laid back, and lyrical flow Babii O promises

to bring some Southern warmth to a cold local scene. At only 18 years old, Babii O already has two mixtapes under her belt and is preparing work on her solo EP dropping in 2011. Here is the video for her single, “I’m Losing It” which is also available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from Babii O’s Band Camp page. Don’t sleep and be on the lookout for future music from Alaska’s newest hip hop resident, Babii O!

You can catch more of Baii O here http://babiio.bandcamp.com

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Well rounded,this young Hip-Hop artist “Tayy” is on a come up. Now at the age of 18 with overcoming a lot in life he has his mind set on one goal, Being Successful.

Ever since the age of 5 this music has been in my blood. “God blessed me with a gift, a gift to share with the world, and I will follow through” Tayy, being raised by Mother (Tinishia) and Father (Erik). Tayy has been brought up in a home where God is first and hard work is always at the top of each discussion. “Each day is a struggle, But God doesn’t give me more than I can bare”. So be prepared, be ready, this fella here is soon to be a star…